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St. Patricks School Library and Music Room, London

St Patricks School Development design by Coffey Architects in London, England, UK

19 May 2011

St. Patricks School Library and Music Room London

RIBA Award winner, 19th of May 2011

Design: Coffey Architects

St. Patricks School St. Patricks School St. Patricks School St. Patricks School
photograph © Tim Soar

‘Less is More’ would seem to sum up this tiny yet delightful and ingenious school extension providing a library, music room and store room. The building has a simplicity that comes from a straightforward plan and the prevailing expression of just two self-finish materials.

The space is lined on three sides by bookshelves at ground level and the storage display of musical instruments on the first floor mezzanine. The central volume created by this arrangement is open and flexible to allow for both musical practise/performance and also as a group reading area – in fact whatever the school requires.

However, this simple arrangement is literally given a third dimension by the openable glass wall which, with a freestanding external canopy, creates an informal proscenium for play.

St. Patricks School Library and Music Room – Building Information

Location: Holmes Road, London NW5
Architect: Coffey Architects
Client: St. Patrick’s Primary School
Contractor: Bolt and Heeks
Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates
Services Engineer: Con-Serv

Contract Value: £350,000
Date of completion: Feb 2011
Gross internal area: 60 sqm

RIBA Awards

Location: St Patricks School, London, England, UK

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